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Sloan talk being uncool, ‘One Chord to Another’ box set & tour & more in BV interview

The long-running Canadian band's tour, where they'll play 'One Chord to Another' in full, starts this week.

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‘Globe and Mail’ paper writes ‘Fucked Up’ on front page, issues statement explaining why (after people complained)

Canada's 'The Globe and Mail' newspaper issued the following statement yesterday:A number of readers were shocked and appalled to see profanity on the front page of The Globe and Mail on Saturday...

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Arcade Fire up against Celine Dion in 2 categories; 2014 Juno nominees announced

The 2014 nominees for "Canada's Music Awards" have been announced.

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Canada is raising taxes on foreign travelling musicians

Mikal Cronin at NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)

A new set of rules could change the musical landscape of Canada and touring musicians heading to our neighbor to the north:The new rules, which quietly came into effect July 31, will double, triple or even quadruple the cost of bringing in international artists to perform in bars, restaurants or coffee shops, affecting such local venues for music lovers as The Palomino, Ironwood, Broken City, Blues Can, and the Ship & Anchor, and their counterparts across the country...

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Still Corners playing NYC before NXNE (dates & updated lineup)

As mentioned, Still Corners' new album, Strange Pleasures, is out next month (5/4) on Sub Pop. Reduced to a duo of core members Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray, the band embrace synthesizers which gives their sound an Air-y feel...

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Feist wins the 2012 Polaris Music Prize

Feist accepts Polaris Prize money (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)

BV photographer Dominick Mastrangelo headed straight from Pop Montreal to Toronto today to witness the 2012 Polaris Prize gala where Feist was just announced as this year's big Canadian winner (for her album "Metals")...

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Sled Island day 2 in pics and review (Reigning Sound, Legs, Evaporators joined by Andrew WK, Feel Alright & more)

Calgary's multi-venue Sled Island festival took place at the end of last month. Pictures and a review of Day 1 are HERE, and now we continue with Day 2 is in this post...

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former SNL writer Joe Bodolai blogs suicide note (R.I.P. Joe)

Joe's final tweet...

TMZ reports on the death of Joe Bodolai. As Gothamist summarizes:He also appears to have posted a suicide note on his blog, titled, "If This Was Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do...

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Arcade Fire wins Polaris Music Prize

Arcade Fire @ ACL Live on Saturday (more by Tim Griffin)"There's only going to be one outcome of the Polaris Music Prize gala on Monday night: either the Arcade Fire wins or the Arcade Fire loses...

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Polaris nominees announced, Austra releasing remix EP

DOWNLOAD: Austra - "Spellwork" (MNDR Nighttime Remix) (MP3)

Austra at Santos (more by Vincent Cornelli)

2011's short list of nominees for Canada's Polaris Music Prize were announced...

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